Board Review Cases – All topics

This playlist is a collection of all the board review style cases on the site. All the board review style cases on the site in one place! These cases are geared towards preparation for the radiology resident ABR core exam, although similar material is used for the ABR certifying exam general and neuroradiology sections as well as neuroradiology CAQ.

The format of this playlist is case-based. Each case consists of a series of images followed by 1 or 2 questions. The first question is usually to name the diagnosis, while the second is a multiple choice question to test deeper understanding of the specific condition. Try to get the diagnosis before you see the second questions.

If you prefer, check out the full “Neuroradiology board review cases – All” playlist on YouTube.

 

Neuroradiology Board Review 2022 – Brain Tumors

Welcome to this new board review series for 2022. In this series, we are going to focus on all things brain tumors that you might need to know as you prepare for the American Board of Radiology exams. While these videos are geared towards those taking the ABR core exam, they would also be useful for people taking the certifying or certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in neuroradiology exam.

There are going to be a total of 20 cases covering the most common brain tumors you might encounter in neuroradiology practice. Each one will have a series of images followed by 1 or 2 questions you can answer on your own as you follow along. Then there will be an explanation of the answers before you can move on.

By doing this series, hopefully you can quickly cover everything you need to know about brain tumors.

If you have not yet seen the other board review videos, I recommend you check out the categorized board review page.

Imaging Spine Tumors

Spine tumors can be a challenging topic for a neuroradiologist because we deal less with tumors in the spinal cord and spinal canal. However, there is a relatively simple approach that can hep you hone your differential diagnosis. This involves taking a location-based approach which divides the spinal canal into 3 main regions. This series of videos shows the general approach as well as specifics about making a differential diagnosis in each of these locations.

Be sure to check back often as more videos are added that cover your favorite neuroradiology exams, or check out our full channel on Youtube.

Temporal bone

This is a collection of videos about the temporal bone. The temporal bone can be intimidating, especially to those just beginning their review of temporal bone imaging, particularly computed tomography (CT). These videos show you a systematic approach to the temporal bone which can help you master the basics and give you a foundation as you move on to learning more specifics about the pathology.

Vascular imaging of the head and neck course

This is a short course in learning about vascular imaging of the head and neck. The first videos have an overview of how to approach these studies, while the additional videos show you specific cases.

The cases are accessible on the vascular capstone page to view them yourself.

Multiple sclerosis – white spots and red flags

Demyelinating disease is a common situation we encounter in neuroradiology, and properly diagnosing and tracking it using MRI is a key skill for neuroradiologists. In this two part lecture, Dr. Michael Hoch instructs us on how to approach white matter abnormalities in the brain and use them towards making a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The first part is focused on key tips on making a diagnosis of demyelinating disease while the second is focused on potential pitfalls.

Be sure to watch them both to get the complete overview of imaging findings of common autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Imaging CNS autoimmune and inflammatory disease

This playlist is a case-based review of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can be seen in neuroradiology. MRI findings in the brain and spine are discussed. Common conditions are covered, including demyelinating disease, encephalitis, masslike disease like sarcoid and orbital inflammatory disease, spine inflammatory disease, amyloid, and vascular processes.

Be sure to watch them all to get the complete overview of imaging findings of common autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Board Review 3 – Full lecture

This lecture is a board review lecture geared towards preparation for the radiology resident ABR core exam, although similar material is used for the ABR certifying exam general and neuroradiology sections.

The format of this lecture is case-based. Each case consists of a series of images followed by 1 or 2 questions. The first question is usually to name the diagnosis, while the second is a multiple choice question to test deeper understanding of the specific condition. Try to get the diagnosis before you see the second questions.

The first 10 cases cover brain tumors and the remaining 9 cover general neuroradiology. The final case will be a high speed multiple choice review.

Intracranial infections

Intracranial infections are a common consideration in neuroradiology. Patients can present with altered mental status and may have systemic signs such as fever. The radiologist needs to know how to evaluate these findings on imaging and correlate them with systemic tests, such as lumbar puncture and echocardiogram.

This lecture is divided into 5 parts:
General considerations
Diffuse infections
Focal infection
Immunocompromised patients
Other considerations

Be sure to watch them all to get the complete overview of imaging intracranial infection.

Advanced MRI imaging of the brain

There are several advanced MRI techniques for more sophisticated imaging of brain structure and function. The most common advanced imaging techniques include spectroscopy, perfusion, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional MRI (fMRI). This playlist shows some of the details of using advanced imaging techniques for brain imaging and surgical planning.

This playlist includes some of the details about using advanced MRI for surgical planning and determining additional details about brain MRI.